“Strength, and why you need it.”
by Geoff Blake
Mondays at 6:30pm
Focus. I’m going to suggest that in training toward a goal there needs to be some focus.
The CrossFit ethos of “Constantly Varied” is awesome, but often misinterpreted. Yes, variety is important, but not at the expense of consistency. If you are a beginner or novice Crossfitter and you come in 5 days a week you will see improvement in your abilities. Heck, if a novice bench presser only does push-ups, their bench press will go up…..for a short period of time. Once we pass the Novice phase we need to dial things in, unless you want to be mediocre at everything. So what do you do if you’ve been training for a year or two and you can’t figure out why you aren’t improving? Focus!
(Of course, if you are a beginner and you want to do things right the first time, I’d recommend doing this as well.)
A focus on strength is the same as taking the time to practice your gymnastics skills, Oly lifting, or double unders. I recommend you do all those things, but not at the same time.
This is my invitation to you to the Starting Strength Barbell class, where we focus on strength as a premium. We will use lifts that have been selected to recruit the most muscle mass, using the largest effective range of motion, that allow you to progressively increase your weights. I’ll also help you structure your diet and recovery, as well as hopefully help you hone in on the quickest ways to reach your goals.
It will couple well with the Mobility and CrossFit classes immediately, and the end result of your new found strength will also be being better at the Olympic lifts, running, cycling, tennis, hockey, or any other extracurricular sport/activity.